Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon! Starting Now! + UPDATES!

Woops. So where I live, The starting time is 8AM. Now I had school and stuff the night before and I just couldn't bring myself to wake up that early for any reason. Even reading.

So I just woke up, an hour and a half into the readathon and here's the questions for the kick-off Meme!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
I'm reading from Toronto of course. At home. I just woke up after all. Probably in my bed. 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
My stack has changed since the tbr list I posted up on here. I think it's probably White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I love all her work! 
3)Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Lunch. Omygosh I'm starving and there's no breakfast food in the house. So lunch. or is it Brunch?  
4) Tell us a little something about yourself? 
I'm a champion procrastinator, and I really love design. I try to make things as visually appealing as possible and mostly in that way, I don't end up procrastinating. I literally have barely any self control. I bought like. 16 books this month. It's terrifying for both me and my wallet.  
5)If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my first readathon! Yay! What I'm most looking foward to is knocking some books off my tbr pile! 
Yay! So those were the questions and I'm going to actually start reading now! The hour and a half of sleep was worth it. Hahaha!

Update#1:
Also, I've decided to update this post throughout the day. I'm really procrastinating on working today. Hahaha. So many things due on monday, but whatever. I'm currrently 27% done The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz and it's interesting so far, and not too shabby for me being 2-ish hours in. Anyways, back to reading. (I'm tracking via percentage because this is an ebook from NetGalley and the Kindle app is telling me there's like. 3000+ pages in this book, which I doubt is accurate.) Also, I got the food I was pining about. Mmmm, Timbits. (11:55 AM, EST)




Update#2
So! Hour 6 Mini Challenge is to choose 3 categories and fill them out for the "Best of" in your reading year. All the details are here.

So here we go!

Best Cover of Your Reading Year
It has to be a toss up between Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge or The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski



Seriously! Look at these beauties! I'm a total sucker for great design and these two definitely have it!

Best Story Line of your Reading Year
This definitely goes to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor. This story had an amazing story line and an epic fantasy feel. This award could not go to any other series for me. :)

Best Supporting Character of your Reading Year
Guyliner - Um. I mean Wesley Ayers from The Archived Series by Victoria Schwab. I mean seriously. Wesley is so adorable and loveable and full of sass. I cannot even with him. This series needs another book because I need more of his brand of sass in my life. Seriously.

Anyways, for the actual update-y bits. I had lunch and it was TOTAL deliciousness. Fave fried rice, sweet soy milk and deep fried tofu. yum. Also. I am now 41% in and I can totally see the end goal in sight! Really hoping to finish this book sometime soon! (1:14 PM, EST)

Update#3
So I finished The Dark World and I even wrote the review for it! It'll come out closer to the release date, so probably sometime early May? Anyways, I ate so much while I was reading that book and now I'm so stuffed. I'm planning on reading White Hot Kiss next though I'm probably gonna take a break first for some internet-ing. :D (5:18PM, EST)

Update#4
So I'm still taking a break, and watching Cyprien videos, but anyways, here's the First Edition mini Challenge!

So the challenge is to identify the edition based on the copyrights page of the book I'm currently reading.


So here's the page. And clearly, there is no indication of whether it's a first edition or not, though I assume it is, since I was sent this copy by HarlequinTeen because I won a giveaway. (Spoiler to my April bookhaul) Anyways. THis is White Hot Kiss, by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I assume it's a first edition. (6:18 PM, EST)

Update#5
So it's been 12 hours since the readathon started and there's a Midevent Meme/Survey! Here we go!

What are you reading right now?
I'm reading White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
How many books have you read so far?
I've finished one and I've started this one. 
What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm looking forward to the one I'm reading right now. I might decide that I want to read I am the Messenger instead of finishing up Talented though. Just because Marcus Zusak. 
Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Nope. Unless you count putting off school assignments. Though I usually do that on a saturday anyways. 
Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Most interruptions I've had were for eating, going to the washroom and I took a two hour break after finishing the first book to Internet and also to write a review. 
What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
It's kinda hard to keep reading. I've never consistently read for so long. I read a lot during vacation when I'm away from the internet, but even then, there's still tons of breaks in between. 
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope! I'm pretty satisfied right now. It's really well organized, I think. 
What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Choose quicker reads. Haha! The Dark World was long and though I got through it fast, it still took me over 6 hours to read. 
Are you getting tired yet?
Not really. I'm always tired though, so it's a middle ground for me right now. 
Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
I doubt that I have any tips right now. I'm still kind of stumbling my way through my first readathon, so maybe after I do it a couple more times, I'll be expert enough ot give advice. Haha. 
So that's my situation right now. I'll try to continue reading as I have. (7:20 PM, EST)

Update#6
So I finished White Hot Kiss by the amazing Jennifer L. Armentrout. Man. That was great! I feel like Roth is kinda reminiscent of Daemon though. But still. It was gr8. I might consider going to sleep early, only because I have so much homework to do, but there is reading. Ah, choices. (11:29 PM, EST)

Update#7
So I've taken a short break to shower. And I have decided to start I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak. I also need to find food because I'm kind of hungry. I've also kind of given up on the challenges and I have resigned myself to actually working tommorrow. Because there is a lot to do for Monday.  (12:16 AM, EST)

Update#8
Now I decided to go to sleep before the readathon ended, mainly because schoolwork today. (*yawns*) I ended up going to sleep at like. 3AM. Not that I did any reading though. I read maybe a couple pages of I Am The Messenger. I mostly watched the new episode of Orphan Black and watched more videos of B.I. on Youtube. Also more Cyprien. Anyways, so the End of Event Meme!

Which hour was most daunting for you?
The hour that was most daunting was probably when it started to get late and I was kind of wiped out. At that point I had already read two books for the day and I was kind of "read"-out. 
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Um. The Angellfall series by Susan Ee, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and the Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series by Rick Riordan. 
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I felt like it was pretty good. This is my first readathon though, so I doubt my opinion really is all that valid considering I have no other readathon to compare it to. 
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I think what worked well was the cheerleaders! They did a wonderful job! 
How many books did you read?
I read two books and a couple pages. 
What were the names of the books you read?
The names are: The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz and White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Which book did you enjoy most?
I enjoyed White Hot Kiss the most. I love JLA's writing and her stories and I adore her latest work. She's got mad skillz. She puts out like 2 books a year!  
Which did you enjoy least?
Well since I only read two books, I suppose that would have to go to The Dark World. I didn't hate it or anything. I gave it a 4.5 stars out of 5. I just gave White Hot Kiss five stars. Hahaha! 
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Nope! I think they did a wonderful job this year! 
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'm pretty likely to participate again. I feel like I got a lot of reading done that I haven't been in the past week or so. Ugh. School. Anyways, I'll probably be taking the role of reader again, though I would consider also being a cheerleader. 

So that's it, for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! I hope to do it again next time! I'll consider joining the Bout of Books Readathon this year, since that's a week long. But that's also mid-May, when things start getting more intense. I'll consider it. 
Anyways, have a great day guys! Also, total page count is 800 pages! Woo! (9:09AM, EST)

Happy reading!
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12 comments:

  1. Yay! You're off to a great start!

    I make mind maps with colored pens, because, yeah, otherwise I'd never think at all. But if I can make it visually appealing, I can do anything (well, at least on my best days!).

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Haha! Thank you! And coloured pens are GREAT. I love taking notes with htem and just making things all colourful. I do end up wasting most of the coloured ink on margin doodles. Hahaha!

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  2. Go! Fight! Read! Congrats on participating in your first readathon, I'm just stopping by to cheer you on! I don't blame you for not getting up earlier, because sleep rules. Keep on keeping on!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! And good luck with the cheering! Sleep is gr8. Thanks! <3

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  3. Those are some beautiful covers! I hope you were able to get something to eat. :-)

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    1. I know right? And yep! I had a great lunch! Thanks! :)

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  4. This is my first readathon, too, AND I'm also a big procrastinator. I managed to read 146 pages in eight hours. LOL. Glad you found some food--helps with the reading stamina! ;)

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    1. Yay for us! LOL. progress is still progress though ;D And yepp! I'm one of those people that needs to munch on something while I read.

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  5. Oh fun!!! Enjoy your first readathon. You're doing great! :D :D *\o/*

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  6. Well done! Say hi to Toronto for me, I lived there years ago (like 11+).

    Happy Reading!!

    Jill from Team Butler

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    1. Haha~ I will. ;D And thank you so much! :D

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